Most Beautiful Railway Stations in India: Nandi

You will not see the name of Nandi in various lists of the most beautiful railway stations in India. But once you visit this beautiful place, you will realise that all those lists are just not complete because they leave out some of the best ones

Nandi railway station is to the north of Bengaluru, just over 50 km away from Majestic, which is the centre of the city.

You will not see the name of Nandi railway station in various lists of the most beautiful railway stations in India. But once you visit this beautiful place, you will realise that all those lists are just not complete because they leave out some of the best ones.

The front view of Nandi railway station

Nandi railway station is bigger than Dodjala, Devanahalli and Avatihalli railway stations, which are the other three heritage railway stations near Bengaluru. It has a lot more to offer in terms of architecture.

The design of Nandi railway station is a little different from Dodjala, Devana Halli and Avatihalli railway stations

The structure is well-preserved for something that is over 100 years old. One reason could be that the railway station is in constant use by passengers, mostly by people in the vicinity. Unlike in Dodjala, Devana Halli and Avatihalli, the old station has not made way for a new structure.

In the background are vineyards

There is a lot of space in the vicinity of the station. Beautiful, beautiful trees. Lot of shade; you can have a picnic even in the middle of the day. There are lots of places to sit and have a snack. You can visit grape orchards and vineyards in the surroundings. Then you have the Nandi Hills in the background. What more can you ask! 

As if all this was not enough, you should check out the path from the main road leading to the station. You get a canopy almost all the way till the station. Like I said, this place will leave you speechless. 

The path leading to Nandi railway station

I can visualise a lot of beautiful events happening here: cultural, market for local produce or art and craft, live events. South Western Railway has plans for an amphitheatre. The venue has the making of a beautiful setting for a wedding.

I will leave you with the video of my visit to what, according to me, is one of the most beautiful railway stations in India.

Author: Dhiraj Shetty

I am a journalist based in Bengaluru. Every day, every moment, each one of us sees a different aspect of our home, the planet Earth, and its people. Sharing them enables others to indulge in our point of view. Star of Nowhere is my blog about my view of some interesting developments in the world. Could be on any development that piques my curiosity. Centre of South is about my experiences in travel and food. I relish local food and conversations with people in places I visit. I share some of my travel stories and about the food I try. Yea... I guess sometimes people do wonder why is this chap clicking pics of his meal! I would be happy to offer tips or guidance in south India. Most visitors to India are drawn by the Taj Mahal, which is one of the wonders of the world, and the forts of Rajasthan. I invite you to look beyond these two places, at south India. I will be writing about the interesting places in this highly developed part of India, where the people are better educated, enjoy a better standard of living as compared to the rest of India, have built a reliable network of roads and transport services, and can count on state-of-the-art healthcare infrastructure. South India is safer than any other part of India, and the gateway to south India is Bengaluru (aka Bangalore). Where do you want to go in south India? I would be happy to be of service to fellow travellers

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